Copying objects from InDesign to Photoshop strips all font allocations

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I have designs laid out in InDesign, and I need to copy elements from that design over to photoshop. In the past, copying these elements and pasting them as vector smart objects worked just fine. Now after the 2020 update, however, when the smart objects are pasted, the fonts are stripped out, and I have to manually open up the smart object and change them back. This is an issue, because the kerning and leading are stripped too.
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Bernard van der Merwe

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Thomas Jung

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I haven't checked yet. Here are my thoughts.

But does that happen even if you install the fonts locally? I sometimes open an Indesign and Indesign just takes the fonts from the collected project. 

And do the fonts have all rights to be embedded. Some fonts have limitations and then I convert them to curves and copy them.

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Bernard van der Merwe

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The fonts are all installed locally. I'm not sure about the rights on the fonts, but I just tried making them outlines and copying, and they actually disappeared. The outlines do not appear in the smart object that gets pasted, but things like background shapes and so on do copy over correctly.

EDIT: I didn't have the group selected - all worked as it should. I'll probably follow this workflow from now on.
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Last time i checked, you can't copy and paste fonts from ID to Ps without first creating outlines of the type in ID.
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Bernard van der Merwe

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This definitely used to work. It was a huge part of our workflow. We have a lot of objects laid out for print in inDesign, that we then have to repurpose for digital executions.